Fresh out of a tumultuous relationship in New York, Lana
returns to her native Texas in an attempt to start over in her
hometown. When she rolls in, her past and future collide.
Between caring for her mother who has Alzheimer's, and setting
up her own diner, Lana finds her attention further diverted by
her high school crush, Lori. Yet in this little town, being a
lesbian can bring a woman a heap of trouble.
Amid dealing with a prejudiced ex-classmate, and mourning over
the inevitable loss of her mother, Lana finds solace in the
arms of the one woman she ever really wanted: Lori.
In Carol McKenzie's hands, Lana and Lori come alive. I really
liked the contrast between Lana's tomboyish demeanor and
Lori's ultra femininity. They made a beautiful pair--one
experienced, the other quite willing to learn. The attraction
between them wasn't overdone, and kept a realistic pace. I
found the bath scene to be one of the most erotic scenes in
I do feel, however, that the story could do with a tighter
plot. The resolution with Mike Duncan, while realistic,
seemed a bit rushed. There were also time jumps that were a
bit jarring. Aside from those little bumps, though, I found
to be an enjoyable read. If you like your women sweet and
smooth, but still strong, then pick up a copy of